What would you do, if mother and daughter
killed the same man, at the same time,
and did not know about it?

In 1853 Texas; Anna Hamilton’s love for her mother Emily is beyond measure and can only be explained by their hard life so far.

Emily, a woman of tremendous strength and character, has had to live her life unwillingly under the guidance of Otis Weskler an unscrupulous man of hideous ways – who purchased her at fourteen from her downtrodden parents then manipulated into a life she never saw coming.

Now a mother herself, Emily will do anything to protect her daughter from living the same type of life. Moreover, and when she is forced into a position of defending herself and her daughter; this is the very cause of their lives to change dramatically.

Fleeing the only hometown they have ever known, mother and daughter now find themselves with new identities before they join ten other women and children on a long and tenuous journey to Oregon, so they can start a new life together; only to find out that the other women on the wagon train also have something to hide.

Will Emily ever forgive herself and be able to give her daughter the life she never had, as a child? Can self-actualization occur when a person’s courage triumphs over fear?

Be sure to read Part’s Two and Three to find out what happens to the Hamilton’s.


Read Part One
Because Of Me
to find out the answers…